Joseph Pennell papers, 1908-1935

Pennell, Joseph, b. 1857 d. 1926
Painter, Author, Illustrator, Engraver
Active in Pelham Manor, N.Y.

Collection size: 22 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Material relating to THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER by Elizabeth and Joseph Pennell; letters regarding the book from Howard Mansfield, Richard Canfield, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Freer, and Ernest Haskell; two photographs of a portrait of Whistler as a boy with his brother, John; and a photographic copy of the "first Daguerreotype of the human face... taken by J. W. Draper...in 1839."

Biographical/Historical Note: Illustrator, etcher, and writer; New York, N.Y. Wrote and/or illustrated over 100 books.

The letter from Howard Mansfield to Mr. Carrington and the clipping of Bulliet's review were found by the donor, Orme Lewis, in a copy of the book A WHISTLER CENTENARY. The other materials were found in copies of the Pennells' volumes.

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